How can I respect the autonomie of somebody with the status “incapacitated”?

Some years ago, i was treating a 28-yeard old man with status after a brain injury. From a medical point of view physiotherapy was necessary, but the patient resists the therapy (verbal and physical). The patient had the status of “incapacitated” cause of the cognitive deficits as a result of the brain injury.
The parents of the patient were the legal representatives and demand physiotherapeutic interventions of me for their son.

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